July 29, 2021

Emma Raducanu was forced to break in the historic eighth

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Emma Raducanu, 18, became the youngest British woman ever to advance to the round of 16 at Wimbledon.

But in the meeting with Ajla Tomljanovic, the talent stopped.

She was forced to cancel the match after holding her stomach several times.

18 years old and ranked as 338 in the world. Not many dared to believe in advancement in Wimbledon for British tennis player Emma Raducanu. But she knocked out Sorana-Mihael Cirstea and made it to the historic quarterfinals.

There, the Australian Ajla Tomljanovic stood for the opposition. The 18-year-old had a huge crowd support in place, with loud cheers for every ball she took.

Raducanu, however, was defeated in the first set by 6-4. Also in others, Tomljanovic opened the strongest and had a 3-0 lead when Raducanu started to take care of his stomach.

“Very shocked”

The talent took a medical time out and a short while later it was announced that she was forced to cancel the match. Exactly what affected the British was not announced, but a doctor seemed to listen to her breathing before she left the plane.

– I’m actually very shocked. Emma must be in a lot of pain when she chooses to break. To be able to play for a home crowd is absolutely incredible. I am very sorry for her and wish her all the best, says the Australian in Eurosport after the match, and heard the audience cheering after the nice words.

Tomljanovic is now facing tough opposition in the quarterfinals. Ashleigh Barty, countryman and ranked number one in the world.

– It has not really sunk in that I am in the quarterfinals due to the circumstances. I look forward to meeting Ash and that we have two “aussies” in the quarter is incredible for everyone back home, she says.

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